Figured some might have come across this on here, but has anyone visibly lost weight but not actually seen a significantly smaller number on the scale?
Since I got back into cycling earlier this summer I have put probably around 1000 miles in a couple of months on the bike. Not all of it tracked because I didn't do it BUT I have noticed a "slimming" of the midriff area and (not-so)love handles. But despite that I find my pants fitting tighter, in the sense I used to be able to just undo the belt and pull them off but now I need to undo the button to get them off. The thighs is where they seem the tightest when before it was the waist.
A little info on me in case someone is wondering, I am one of those guys who can easily pack on muscle when I work out. I have lost maybe 6-7 lbs and even then my pants were very loose, now they seem tighter. It is also apparent that my legs are stronger, not just based on my rides, but they is muy sexy and I haven't had them this buff since I was a gym rat 10 years ago.
So anyone else run into this before? Go from thunder thighs to thighs of thunder powa?
Plan for the winter is to ride when I can, probably borrow my dad's hybrid and park my old roadie, and use my TRX for a lot of upper body and core exercises. Will I perhaps seen a loosening of the pants then?